CATEGORY: Archaeology
Danish Viking Tomb Reveals Unprecedented Gems
March 27, 2017

An elaborate gilded horse bridle belonging to a high-status Viking that was recently uncovered in Jutland, Denmark may be one of the most important findings of all time. Read More

Cracking the World’s Oldest Cold Case
March 27, 2017

Using all the information scientists know about the extraordinary Copper Age mummy Ötzi the Iceman, a police detective assembled a detailed picture of his murder. Read More

Where is Matthew Flinders’ Body?
March 20, 2017

The English explorer, one of Australia’s greatest heroes, is believed to be among some 61,000 bodies set to be exhumed in London to make way for a new high-speed railway. Read More

Crusader Shipwreck Tells a Golden Knights’ Tale
March 17, 2017

A sunken ship and its cargo discovered in Israel’s Bay of Haifa appears to provide evidence of a dramatic escape attempt during the fall of the Crusader city of Acre in 1291. Read More

Stunning Statue Discovered in Egyptian Mud Pit May Depict Ramses II
March 10, 2017

The 26-foot-tall figure was found buried in a Cairo slum. Read More

Intrepid Student Finds WWII Plane Wreckage
March 9, 2017

A homework assignment turned into a stunning discovery for this father-son duo. Read More

In Mosul, Archaeologists Find Hidden Palace Under Shrine Destroyed by ISIS
March 7, 2017

Beneath the ruins of a sacred tomb demolished by ISIS, archaeologists in the Iraqi city of Mosul have uncovered a buried palace built for an ancient Assyrian king. Read More

DNA Suggests A Maternal “Dynasty” In Ancient Southwest Society
February 27, 2017

Using DNA from 14 people found buried in an elaborate complex in New Mexico, scientists concluded that elite status in the Chacoan society passed through the maternal line. Read More

Lost Dark Age Kingdom Discovered in Scotland
January 26, 2017

Archaeologists believe they have discovered the early medieval kingdom of Rheged, the location of which has remained a mystery for some 1,400 years. Read More

Archaeologists Uncover 8,000-Year-Old Goddess Figurine in Central Turkey
October 19, 2016

An international team working at a Neolithic site in central Turkey recently discovered a limestone figurine that could depict a fertility goddess, or a high-status woman. Read More